IN THE FLESH?

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(from The Wall, 1979)

Un­veil­ing the in­sane al­bum that killed the ’70s. Wa­ters saw where ’70s rock was go­ing as early as 1973 – ad­dled mu­si­cians el­e­vated to

God­hood be­fore be­ing sac­ri­ficed on the al­tar of eco­nom­ics. Be­ing Wa­ters, he wouldn’t shut up about it, and seemed to rel­ish the irony of sig­nalling the empti­ness of Big Rock with Even Big­ger Rock. The dou­ble-LP’s opener – so good they played it twice – out-Queens Queen with a riff that smashes said wall to bits, be­fore bomb­ing the de­bris with Stukas. Not what you ex­pected to see/hear? Tough tit­ties. DE

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